2006 Daihatsu Cuore CX CNG 0.8
Reliability is questionable
Clutch plate and pressure plate replaced at 30,000 Kilometers.
Passenger door doesn't open from the inside.
Door locks are flimsy, and if they are not seated properly, the door won't open from the outside.
Engine gasket starts to leak, and the engine oil is dripping on exhaust pipe, which made the cabin smell like burnt oil.
Sometimes the engine dies at idling, and keeps on doing it as if the car has garbage in the fuel lines.
A/C not blowing cold.
Drives nice for its size.
Comfortable for its class, but the seats are not good for the long haul.
Wipers are squeaky, and have no settings that are reasonable.
Better build quality than a Suzuki.
Legroom is tight, but it's a tiny teeny car.
Car doesn't have adequate power in 3rd gear sometimes.
Repair cost is cheap.
Ride quality is not bad for its size.
Manual gear box could use some refinement.
A very basic car, and I have serious doubts about its reliability after the issues I can see at only 30K KM on Odo.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 19th April, 2012
Update: I took it to the mechanic after noticing strong petrol smell coming inside the cabin, and we noticed that the petrol and CNG are mixing, and gas is dripping on the body of the engine. He replaced the relay that is connected to the switch that swaps the system between CNG and petrol. Still the problem persisted, so we are now replacing the vacuum pump. The problem with after it has been driven for half hour and turned off, then turned back on and the engine stalling repeatedly, is still there. Will take it to the dealer to diagnose it.